Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)


Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche  Synopsis: Adele, played by Adele Exarchopoulos, is a junior in High School who lives a pretty routine life in France. She, like many teenagers, is curious about the world, philosophy, relationships, and her maturing self. She finds herself persuaded by her friends to date a fellow student, Thomas, but quickly discovers that she has no feelings for him at all. A chance encounter with a beautiful blue haired woman named Emma, played by Lea Seydoux, awakens curiosities and a new sense of self inside of her.

Review: I absolutely love this film’s portrayal of young love and self discovery. Themes of love at first sight, exploration, and sensuality run prevalent throughout the entire film. Relationships amongst family, friends, and lovers is also a constant in the film, showing that there is more to a partnership then one imagines. There is strong amounts of sensuality in the film, from eating food ravenously to close ups and angles of faces. Light plays a huge factor on silhouettes and casting the mood, and there are very graphic sexual scenes. If the viewer is sensitive to this kind of sexual content, they may want to skip the movie or find an edited version.


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